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3D Printing
3D printing market to reach a US$148.4 billion by 2032
Yesterday
The 3D packaging market share is anticipated to be valued at approximately US$148.4 billion by the end of 2032.
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Fintech
New report highlights opportunities and challenges of Super Apps for banking sector
Yesterday
"Staying ahead of the game means predicting where tomorrow will take us, as well as recognising where things currently stand."
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IDC
Foldable phone shipments to reach 41.5 million in 2026
Yesterday
"The biggest question today is whether foldables will become mainstream anytime soon. Unfortunately, the answer is no."
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Remote Working
Flow on effects of remote working benefitting Aussie workers
Yesterday
Remote working has helped soften the blow of excessive costs of living, rising interest rates, and the housing crisis. 
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Awards
A/NZ finalists for IDC's Future Enterprise Awards revealed
Yesterday
Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation, Woolworths Group, Hamilton City Council and Virtus Health are amongst some of the big names.
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Cybersecurity
Spike in demand for cybersecurity training amid skills shortage
This week
"Organisations cannot just rely on cybersecurity professionals to safeguard the businesses’ infrastructure and protect their data."
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Cloud
MYOB provides efficiency boost with new inventory solution
This week
Premium Inventory is an integrated solution that helps goods-based businesses improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase cashflow.
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Cybersecurity
Continuous attack attempts discovered on Atlassian Confluence zero day
This week
Following a coordinated disclosure of a zero-day vulnerability by Volexity in Atlassian Confluence, attackers went wild to exploit it.
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Ransomware
Commonwealth tackling rising cybercrime threat in Asia
This week
Ransomware, identity theft, and virtual security attacks identified as growing threats to security and economic growth.
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eCommerce
Customer loyalty drops when brands don't innovate - report
This week
Customers are quick to flee slow-to-innovate brands with lagging commerce experiences, with millennials and Gen Z leading the migration.
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Cybersecurity
Time for Australian technology law overhaul - ACS
Last week
"ACS welcomes the government's call for reform of the nation's cybersecurity and privacy regulation in response to the Optus data breach."
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Firewall
Forrester names Akamai as web application firewall leader
Last week
"We continually monitor and improve our capabilities to defend customers from new threats, while enabling customers to protect evolving attack surfaces."
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Data Protection
99% of security experts unhappy with tokenisation investment
Last week
Cybersecurity experts are looking for a solution that provides the strength of tokenisation while removing the friction that has accompanied it in the past.
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Malware
Decrease in malware volume, but surge in encrypted malware
Last week
The Q2 Internet Security Report found office exploits continue to spread more than any other category of malware.
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Cloud Security
75% of AU companies had cloud security incident in past year
Last week
According to new Venafi research, complexity is due to increase, as companies plan to host more applications in the cloud.
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Accounting
MYOB unveils the winners of its Partner Awards for 2022
Last week
The awards, recognise the accountants, bookkeepers and consultants who go above and beyond to ensure local small and medium businesses succeed.
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Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud security driving need for deep observability
Last week
Gigamon is bringing application and network-level intelligence together to help network, security, and cloud IT operations teams eliminate security blind spots.
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SaaS
BigCommerce announces launch on Google Cloud Marketplace
Last week
The move makes it easier for global enterprise customers to modernise their ecommerce platform to expand audience reach and drive business growth.
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Cybersecurity
Ransomware attacks continue to increase, report finds
Last week
Nearly a quarter of businesses have suffered a ransomware attack, with a fifth occurring in the past 12 months.
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VPN
95% of organisation rely on VPN as threats continue - report
Last week
There is a growing number of VPN-specific security threats and a need for Zero Trust security architecture in enterprise-level organisations.
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Cybersecurity
Australian boards urged to boost cybersecurity skills
Last week
A new study has identified a need to prioritise cybersecurity training for board directors, to better protect organisations from cyber attacks.
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Metaverse
Banks looking to metaverse to help reduce carbon footprint
Last week
Research reveals 91% of Australian banking executives are banking on the metaverse to reduce their organisation's carbon footprints.
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Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure sectors at greater risk of attacks
Last week
Critical infrastructure industries around the world are still facing major challenges and gaps in their approach to protection and risk management.  
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Cybersecurity
Employees unsure who to go to to report security incident
Last week
A new study shows more than 20% of the untrained global workforce do not know who to contact during a security breach.